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2017 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

October
Monica Wood.   ONE BOOK, ONE VALLEY
KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL

THURSDAY, OCOTBER 26 AT 7PM

This is the 12th Annual One Book One Valley program and this year’s book will be THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Maine author, Monica Wood.

The mission of this program is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally. The vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school?
So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades.
One Saturday, the boy doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that the world can surprise us at any age, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find ourselves again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maine author Monica Wood is a novelist, memoirist, and playwright. Her most recent novel, THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY, has been published in 20 foreign editions and won 2017 Nautilus Award (Gold) and the New England Society in the City of New York Book Award. She is also the author of WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the 2016 Maine Literary Award. Her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. Her recent play, Papermaker, enjoyed an extended debut run at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine, its bestselling play ever.

BOOK GROUPS AND EVENT:
We will be reading and discussing this book for our October Mystery Book Group and encourage anyone to join us at the bookstore on October 12 at 7pm for our discussion. Or be sure to connect with another book group in town at one of your local libraries!
Then meet us all at Kennett High School on Thursday, October 26 at 7pm to hear author Monica Wood!

Monica Wood.

 
October
The Poacher’s Son.   Sunday, November 5, 7:00pm
Cold River Radio Show live at Theater in the Woods. Tickets are $25 on sale at White Birch Books, call 603-356-3200.

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author Paul Doiron, who will be talking about his new book, The Poacher’s Son.
Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive—his own father. The Poacher’s Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series featuring Mike Bowditch.

Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.

The Cold River Radio Show

 
BLAZING AHEAD   Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
Join us Saturday afternoon for Author Jeffrey Ryan who will be at White Birch Books to sign copies of his highly acclaimed books: APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY: A 28-year hike on America’s trail and his newly released BLAZING AHEAD: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail.

APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY
APPALACHIAN ODYSSEY is an informative, fun read that invites everyone along for the adventure. As one reviewer put it, “it may surprise people that I thoroughly enjoyed a memoir about hiking the Appalachian Trail. But I did!”

The former Executive Editor of National Geographic has written that “Appalachian Odyssey is destined to be a classic of nature and travel writing.” It is a story of enduring friendship infused with historical perspective and the joys of staying true to a vision that culminate in a singularly entertaining journey.

BLAZING AHEAD
Few know the story behind the creation of the world’s longest hiking-only trail. The proposal could have died in the pages of a journal had it not been for the efforts of many people ― including two, in particular: Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Ryan is an avid hiker who has hiked on a number of long-distance trails including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the New England National Scenic Trail. His perspectives on the evolution of hiking equipment and the history of hiking add depth to his lectures. He has appeared in hundreds of venues throughout the United States.

 

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